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Mar 1, 2014 9:00pm EST
civilian service award which is the highest award that the department of defense can give to a non uniformed person. to understand "operation paperclip" you really must go back to the fall of 1944. that was a very dark time. this was a rise and fall of the third reich. landing at normandy pushing to munich and berlin. among the soldiers are scientist with the u.s. military. they are part of a secret mission to find what they call atomic biological chemical weapons. abc weapons. the real threat but city will who was the head of the operation was a particle physicist learn to sitting in the abandoned apartment in november 1944 that the atomic program telling him his minister of armaments atomic science is jewish science. said don't concentrate on that. i am paraphrasing. >> in what they learned was that the third reich was experimenting and humans. said he was pulled from concentration camps. this is the first time to american military intelligence. >> and he came across in a letter director of the third reich is very difficult to imagine that later he became part of "operation paper
Mar 2, 2014 4:16pm EST
civilian service award, the highest award the department of defense can give to a nonunformed person. so, "operation paperclip." to understand, you really must go back to the fall of 1944, and it was a very dark time. this is a map from william shyer's rise and fall of the third rescue -- reich, and we're pushing toward berlin, and among the soldiers are scientists with the u.s. military, and they're part of a secret mission called "operation alsos" and the mission was find a, b, c, weapons, atomic, biological, and chemical weapons, and the real threat at the time was atomic weapons. but very quickly samuel goodsman, the head of the operation, a party -- a particle physicist, the learned, sitting in the abandoned apartment of one of the scientists in november of 1944, that the atomic program was nothing that we thought it was. and the reason was, because, as hitler told his minister of armaments, atomic science is jewish science so let's not concentrate on that. i'm paraphrasing but you get the idea. hitler was interested in biological weapons and what goosman learned was reich was e
Mar 2, 2014 4:45pm EST
department of defense. which is the office of research and engineering. that became the defense advanced research project which is the subject of my next book. a shameless plug. yes you. [applause] >> see talked about the russian and was there a reason for this? remapped they couldn't stand the german scientist. and that's a very interesting question. but they sent them back to germany and we had a program that was called operation dragon return. and we scooped up anyone who had been in the soviet union working on the weapons program and use them as intelligent asset area. >> is it true that allen dulles was sort of the front man and he was setting up the cia? >> good question. he was at camp king and he was the head heller soviet intelligence program on the soviet union intelligence program. he became a major player in all of this, sadly. and his story is interwoven into this, but he is at camp king with his team of officers and former intelligence agents and they were all run by the army intelligence and the cia took them over. so then the soviet spies who were talking to them
Mar 1, 2014 2:45pm EST
security for airports to and some of them are going to the department of defense for military work and i realized very quickly that again this is something the level of impact they can and act in the role they play is much bigger than me or anyone person and that's why there are a multitude of people like me that do the exact same thing. there's a number of vendors and companies that provide similar services. a few years and we secured the training contract for a special operations unit. myself and one other employee went out and we were trainers for a period of time and for me i would say that was kind of the best of everything for me in that i have put several years into the company and now i was back to where i owned the company that was providing the trainers and dogs and training for the same group by group a thing and it's something i will always be very proud of and just tickled to death to have been part of because they put everything together for me. once i decided to write the book i was essentially approached by my publisher to write it and one of the reasons was the amount
set up there on own defense so they put tentacles out and listening devices out and they are trying to to keep the pull some parts of the world which they think are dangerous. the tooth fist of all the appropriate channels but they are trying to watch the world before the world comes again to new york in a way that they don't like. the nfc if they are doing well will moderate these turf problems. the book has several pages on the major elements of our strategy so diplomacy, public diplomacy economic tools, law enforcement, the military. diplomacy is probably a good place to start create we know terrorism is very political and we know it's usually international. diplomacy therefore has some prospects and diplomacy is done well in some cases. in multilateral diplomacy at think most folks regard the irish settlement which took from 1997 onward until 2007 that was an impressive product from multilateral to plumb assay involving a lot of the irish and british players but a lot of outsiders including some americans like mr. clinton, like george mitchell and a lot of others from around the
. you couldn't, you know, you couldn't go over the iron iron curtainment reagan's secretary of defense, cap weinberger, anytime they ever mentioned the iron curtain to an audience, he said this to me about a year before he died, you're going to be around longer than me. do me a favor, anytime you mention berlin wall, ask your audience this one question: in which direction did the east german guards who patrolled the wall, in which direction did they point their guns? right? east. on their own people. he said, you're talking to a former secretary of defense. walls are usually built to keep an enemy from invading. this was a wall to keep people who wanted to be free from leaving. it had barbed wire over the top of it. peter robinson, who wrote the tear down this wall speech said he flew other with the military when -- over with the military, and there was raked gravel. and the raked gravel was there so that if footprints were seen there the night before because one of the east german guards had a relative go over, the east german guard would be held responsible. so freedom has many manif
and the needs of the army, random chance assigned arabic and studying get at the defense institute in monterey, california on 911. was immediately apparent my military career would be different from i might otherwise have expected. it was no longer a question whether or not i would go to war but simply when and where. i took part of the initial invasion of iraq as part of the 100 first airborne division air assault and after spending some time in baghdad going out on combat patrols with the infantry without -- as a woman soldier i surely wouldn't have used them. we pushed farther north and i was eventually assigned to a listening post observation post and with seven male soldiers we move to the other side of the mountain later and there were 20 or 30 men. i was the only female soldier for several more months of relative isolation. while i was out there i met this tall, handsome in ceo in charge of the observation post. they were proud to call themselves sisters, the support team. and i thought he was funny and handsome, witty, sarcastic, smart. but iraq is not romantic. we could start
freedom to integrate. you couldn't go over the iron curtain. the secretary of defense anytime i ever mentioned the iron curtain to an audience, he said this to me shortly before he died if you're going to be around longer than me, do me a favor. any time you mentioned the berlin wall as your audience is one question. in whicquestion. in which correction to the east german guards who control the berlin wall in which direction they point their gun class east. on their own people. you're talking t to secretary defends the walls are built to keep the enemy from invading. this was a wall to keep people that wanted to be free from leaving. it had borrowed why you're over top. peter robertson that growth the tear down this wall speech, when he was pairing to write a speech there was gravel and it was fair so that a footprint seen there the night before because one of the german guards go over the east german guard to be held responsible for letting the person go free. so freedom has many manifestations. ronalmanifestations. ronald reagan said only when people are free to worship, creat
Mar 2, 2014 1:00am EST
the case, people who worked in the courthouscourthous e, defense lawyers, law enforcement. so i was very interested in going through that public but i came here to write this story of the anti-gay hate crime as it had been presented by the national media. i am a gay man. i have been out since the 1970s and it had seemed to me that this was an important story to understand to look at an full-length form. i know those of you who live here are very familiar with what that narrative was at the time. i can just say that eventually i went through some changes in my thinking about the case but i just want to refresh our collective memory here about how this was reported initially. from the very first trip warts of the october 19, the october 6, 1998 attack major news organizations provided a generally uniform account of the crime and motives behind it. a sampling of newspaper and magazine stories painted a harrowing picture. this is first from the "boston globe." shepard, 22, a first-year student at the university of wyoming paid nearly allegedly for trusting to strangers enough at the fir
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